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Future of Work Florida Invites All to Embrace Career and Technical Education

Tallahassee, FL (June 28, 2022) – Today, the Florida Chamber Foundation and Florida Department of Education launched the Future of Work Florida — a new initiative to galvanize support for Career and Technical Education (CTE) among businesses, parents, grandparents and students. Florida is fortunate to have a thriving economy; however, this comes at the cost […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $89 Million for Workforce Education Initiatives, Bringing Total Investment to Greater Than $3.5 Billion Since 2019

Gainesville, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced $89 million in funding for workforce education initiatives, including a first-of-its-kind Career and Technical Education (CTE) charter schools initiative. Governor DeSantis made the announcement at Santa Fe College, which was awarded funding to create a charter school that will allow high school students to earn credentials and college […]

Freedom First Budget Provides Record Investments in Teachers, Students and Workforce Education

Tallahassee, Fla., June 2, 2022 – Today, Florida Commissioner of Education Manny Diaz, Jr. celebrated historic education funding in Governor DeSantis’ Freedom First Budget, including record investments in per-student funding, teacher pay, workforce education, literacy and civics initiatives. The budget raises per-student funding to $8,143, which is the highest amount of per-student funding in Florida’s history […]